What to do in New York in May 2020

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Go cycling!
Go cycling!
New York is becoming more and more bike-friendly. Rent a bike and discover Central Park or explore the whole city!
Eric’s Tips

New York in May means it’s time for walking and cycling tours in the sun! For an unforgettable experience, book a helicopter flight. Fancy escaping the city? Then visit Niagara Falls or go shopping at Woodbury. View all events per day below.

Monthly events in New York in May 2020

  • Boat Tours by Day
    Boat tours are perfect for sightseeing in New York during the day.
  • Cycling in New York
    Biking along the two rivers and in Central park, the most ideal way to see a lot of the city while relaxing.
  • Dinner Boat Tours
    Combine sightseeing in New York with a lovely dinner and take an evening dinner cruise.
  • Broadway Shows
    Visit one of the many wonderful Broadway musicals in New York.
  • Niagara Falls Day Trip by Plane
    Discover the mighty Niagara Falls on a day trip by plane from New York.
  • New York City FC Soccer
    Soccer in New York? Why not! Go see the New York City FC team play a Major League Soccer game.
  • New York Mets Baseball
    Visit a game of New York's second baseball team in the new stadium Citi Field.
  • New York Yankees Baseball
    Want to visit a baseball game? The New York Yankees are the best baseball team!
  • Rooftop Bars
    Want to be on the top? Go to one of my favourite rooftop bars!

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Monthly events in New York in May 2020

1 May
Fri
The Empire State Building's Birthday
Celebrate the Empire State Building's birthday today: visit the 86th-floor observation deck for an incredible view of the city.
1 May
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
1May
Fri - Start times: 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
1May
Fri - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $24.00
1May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | DANCE
1May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $156.00
1May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Opera
2 May
Sat
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
2May
Sat - Start times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 16:30, 17:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
2May
Sat - Start time: 13:00 | Opera
2May
Sat - Start times: 14:00, 20:00 | DANCE
2May
Sat - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $28.00
2May
Sat - Start time: 19:30 | Soccer, Sports | Starting at $29.00
2May
Sat - Start time: 19:30 | Opera
2May
Sat - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $117.00
3 May
Sun
The Five Boro Bike Tour
This annual bike tour covers all five of the boroughs in New York. Watch from the side lines or just join the party at the finishing line, on Staten Island.
3 May
Sun
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
3May
Sun - Start times: 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 17:00, 17:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
3May
Sun - Start time: 13:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $24.00
3May
Sun - Start time: 14:00 | Concerts | Starting at $121.00
3May
Sun - Start time: 15:00 | Opera
3May
Sun - Start time: 15:00 | DANCE
4 May
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
4May
Mon - Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Broadway
4May
Mon - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $9.00
5 May
Tue
Cinco de Mayo
Do you like Mexican food? Then today is the perfect day to have some tacos, margaritas and enchiladas at one of my favourite restaurants!
5May
Tue - Start time: 18:35 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $17.00
5May
Tue - Start times: 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
5May
Tue - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $9.00
5May
Tue - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
5May
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $82.00
5May
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Opera
6May
Wed - Start times: 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
6May
Wed - Start time: 12:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $10.00
6May
Wed - Start time: 18:00 | Alternative, Concerts | Starting at $49.00
6May
Wed - Start time: 18:35 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $11.00
6May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $56.00
6May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
6May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Opera
7May
Thu - Start times: 11:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
7May
Thu - Start time: 20:00 | Opera
7May
Thu - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $89.00
8 May
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
8May
Fri - Start times: 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
8May
Fri - Start time: 19:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $54.00
8May
Fri - Start time: 19:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $64.00
8May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Opera
8May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | DANCE
9 May
Sat
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
9May
Sat - Start times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 16:30, 17:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
9May
Sat - Start time: 13:00 | Opera
9May
Sat - Start times: 14:00, 20:00 | DANCE
9May
Sat - Start time: 16:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $76.00
9May
Sat - Start time: 19:30 | Opera
9May
Sat - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $107.00
10 May
Sun
Mother's Day in New York
Are you visiting New York on Mother's day? Here are my tips on making the day special for your mother.
10 May
Sun
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
10May
Sun - Start times: 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 17:00, 17:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
10May
Sun - Start time: 15:00 | DANCE
10May
Sun - Start time: 19:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $46.00
11 May
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
11May
Mon - Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Broadway
12May
Tue - Start times: 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
12May
Tue - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
13May
Wed - Start times: 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
13May
Wed - Start time: 19:00 | Soccer, Sports | Starting at $34.00
13May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $75.00
13May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
14May
Thu - Start times: 11:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
14May
Thu - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $82.00
14May
Thu - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
14May
Thu - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $110.00
14May
Thu - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $114.00
15 May
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
15May
Fri - Start times: 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
15May
Fri - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $24.00
15May
Fri - Start time: 19:15 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $204.00
15May
Fri - Start time: 19:30 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $75.00
15May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $147.00
15May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | DANCE
16 May
Sat
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
16May
Sat - Start times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 16:30, 17:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Broadway
16May
Sat - Start time: 13:00 | Soccer, Sports | Starting at $47.00
16May
Sat - Start times: 14:00, 20:00 | DANCE
16May
Sat - Start time: 19:00 | Soccer, Sports | Starting at $35.00
16May
Sat - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $28.00
16May
Sat - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts, Country | Starting at $77.00
17 May
Sun
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
17May
Sun - Start times: 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 17:00, 17:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
17May
Sun - Start time: 13:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $24.00
17May
Sun - Start time: 14:00 | Concerts | Starting at $145.00
17May
Sun - Start time: 15:00 | DANCE
18 May
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
18May
Mon - Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Broadway
18May
Mon - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $16.00
19May
Tue - Start times: 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
19May
Tue - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $10.00
19May
Tue - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
20 - 25 May
Fleet Week
A week-long event honouring the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.
20May
Wed - Start times: 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
20May
Wed - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $9.00
20May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $56.00
20May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
21May
Thu - Start times: 11:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
21May
Thu - Start time: 19:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $80.00
21May
Thu - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $16.00
21May
Thu - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
22 May
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
22May
Fri - Start time: 19:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $93.00
22May
Fri - Start times: 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
22May
Fri - Start time: 19:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $23.00
22May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | DANCE
23 May
Sat
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
23May
Sat - Start times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 16:30, 17:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Broadway
23May
Sat - Start time: 13:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $36.00
23May
Sat - Start times: 14:00, 20:00 | DANCE
23May
Sat - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $270.00
23May
Sat - Start time: 19:30 | Soccer, Sports | Starting at $34.00
24 May
Sun
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
24May
Sun - Start times: 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 17:00, 17:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
24May
Sun - Start time: 13:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $27.00
24May
Sun - Start time: 15:00 | DANCE
24May
Sun - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $228.00
25 May
Mon
Memorial Day
Memorial Day honours the men and women who died serving in the American armed forces. It also marks the unofficial start of the summer season. A good day to visit Governors Island.
25 May
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
25May
Mon - Start time: 13:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $28.00
25May
Mon - Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Broadway
26May
Tue - Start time: 19:00 | Alternative, Concerts | Starting at $108.00
26May
Tue - Start times: 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
26May
Tue - Start time: 19:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $18.00
26May
Tue - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
26May
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $79.00
27May
Wed - Start times: 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
27May
Wed - Start time: 19:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $18.00
27May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
27May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $65.00
27May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $277.00
28 May
Thu
Hamburger Day
The making of a good burger is a true craft. Check out the 5 best burger spots in New York here.
28May
Thu - Start times: 11:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
28May
Thu - Start time: 12:35 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $18.00
28May
Thu - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $134.00
28May
Thu - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
28May
Thu - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $66.00
29 May
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
29May
Fri - Start times: 11:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
29May
Fri - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $28.00
29May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $97.00
29May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | DANCE
30 May
Sat
Manhattanhenge
Possibly the most 'Instagrammable' sky phenomenon of the year, as the sunset aligns with the east–west streets of Manhattan. Head to a rooftop bar for a spectacular view!
30 May
Sat
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
30May
Sat - Start times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 16:30, 17:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Broadway
30May
Sat - Start times: 14:00, 20:00 | DANCE
30May
Sat - Start time: 19:15 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $41.00
31 May
Sun
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
31May
Sun - Start times: 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 17:00, 17:30, 19:00, 20:00 | Broadway
31May
Sun - Start time: 15:00 | Soccer, Sports | Starting at $51.00
31May
Sun - Start time: 15:00 | DANCE
31May
Sun - Start time: 19:09 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $36.00
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